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Hydrogen: The best shot for nuclear sustainability?
Nuclear power plants are not quick to change. So when four utilities announce they will make room for shiny new electrolyzers and consider tweaking their business model, that’s news.
Nuclear power plants can leverage the energy stored in some of the world’s heaviest elements to generate the lightest: hydrogen. That is not news, but it casts an aura of alchemy over straightforward engineering. Amid the hype, and the hope of significant federal funding, it’s worth acknowledging that hydrogen has an industrial history over 100 years old. In the potential matchup of hydrogen and nuclear power, it’s nuclear that would be the newcomer.
Evan Groopman, David Willingham, Kate Burgess (U.S. Naval Research Lab), Larry Nittler (Carnegie Inst.), Rhonda Stroud (U.S. Naval Research Lab), Alex Meshik, Olga Pravdivtseva (Washington Univ., St. Louis)
Transactions | Volume 121 | Number 1 | November 2019 | Pages 613-614